- Birmingham City Council should introduce a sustainable food waste collection, rolled out to all households by 2019.
- Birmingham City Council should aim for a recycling rate of at least 60% by 2020.
- Birmingham’s waste must be dealt with as locally as possible through:
a greater number of household recycling centres
smaller waste management contracts with a preference for smaller companies
local community composting schemes
local anearobic digestion plants
- Tyseley incinerator should be fully decomissioned by 2025.
- Birmingham City Council should introduce solar panel installation scheme for schools across Birmingham, with dedicated funding and support for schools.
- Birmingham City Council should divest from fossil fuels within 5 years.
- Birmingham City Council should guarantee funding of £10 per head per year for cycling, irrespective of government grants.
- I support a stronger local economy through the introduction of a Birmingham Pound.
- Birmingham City Council should further support local biodiversity by reducing areas of ornamental grass on verges and in parks, and replace with wildflower meadows or food growing areas.
- Planning guidance stating that green space designated for nature and/or food growing should be included in all new developments across Birmingham.
- Birmingham City Council should introduce ‘Low Emission Zone’ to reduce unacceptable levels of air pollution, and act as a ring-fenced funding source for sustainable transport projects.